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Cervical Cancer Vaccine: What about it?

Cervical Cancer is the second most common cancer in Nigeria and second to breast cancer among its female population. Now, despite the high prevalence of Human Papilloma Virus infections and cervical cancer in Nigeria, most women seem ignorant of the HPV vaccine which researchers have described as “highly effective preventive measure”.

The target for the vaccine distribution is before a girl or woman is exposed to the virus. Hence, parents should ensure their girl child gets the HPV vaccine before exposure to sexual intercourse as explained by Dr Esther Adelopo, Family Health Doctor at the Medicentre, Ikeja, Lagos, in this all insightful interview on Cervical Cancer Vaccine.

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